Shylo Steininger, RP (Qualifying), MACP student has:
- No waitlist
- Evening hours
- Reduced fee ($80+hst) with sliding scale geared to income available.
Shylo is experienced in the mental health field, working in frontline mental health for the past 3 years. She is completing her practicum for her Masters of Art Counselling Psychology Program (Yorkville University) under the clinical supervision of Kameela Osman, MSW, RSW (Clinical Director of Elite Counselling).
Working with a practicum student means you have access to someone with fresh knowledge of emerging research and best practices in the field. Students are highly supervised on each case, which means you’re getting the benefit of their supervisors as well. Shylo is also already registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, in the Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) category which means that she’s working on hours to being fully registered but is a regulated mental health professional.
This being if you have an extended health benefit plan that covers RP (Qualifying) you may have session fees reimbursed.
The Student Mental Health Program will run June-October 2023 wherein students (16+) at the high school and college/university level can receive support from Shylo Steininger, RP(Qualifying, MACP Student at a reduced rate of $30hst/session. Find out more here.
Shylo - Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Shylo’s experienced in the mental health field, having worked in frontline mental health for the past 3 years. She completed a Bachelor’s of arts in Psychology, Brock University (2019) and a Post-Grad certificate in Mental Health & Addictions, Durham College (2021). She’s currently completing her Master’s of Arts Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She’s seeing clients as part of her student placement with Elite Counselling & Consulting Services under the supervision of Kameela Osman, MSW, RSW, Social Worker & Psychotherapist. Please note that Shylo’s availability will be for virtual therapy only.
If booking with Shylo and using extended health benefits, ensure coverage includes Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) or supervised by a Registered Social Worker.
Sarah - Registered Psychotherapist
Sarah has held roles such as crisis worker and counsellor. She has experience and training related to crisis intervention, challenging negative beliefs, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, compassion, and mindfulness. Additionally, she has completed level one of The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy and is trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Sarah is currently an associate with the practice.
If booking with Sarah and using extended health benefits, ensure coverage includes Registered Psychotherapist or supervised by a Registered Social Worker. NOTE: Sarah’s rates increase Oct. 1 2023 to $140+hst/50 minute session
Kameela - Registered Social Worker -Clinical Director
Kameela is a social worker and psychotherapist with over 15 years experience supporting mental, emotional and relational wellness. She’s a mom of 2, passionate about supporting other parents and couples. Her own personal experiences in pregnancy and postpartum inspired to become Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C). She uses an integrated modality for therapy, utilizing her accumulative training in various modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy); Sex Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and more. She additionally enjoys supporting couples and is trained in Level 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Kameela currently supervises external psychotherapists individually and through group supervision. She is also an associate with Momwell, a leading wellness center focused on maternal wellness (formerly known as Happy as a Mother).
Kameela’s vast experience starts back in 2007 developing and co-facilitating peer support groups at a GTA (Greater Toronto Area) women’s center. Her roles since have included therapist, group facilitator, program coordinator, program supervisor and clinical supervisor. After many years in the non-profit sector, Kameela founded Elite Counselling & Consulting Services (located in Bowmanville, Ontario) to focus on issues that have touched her personally.
If booking with Kameela and using extended health benefits, ensure coverage includes Registered Social Worker or Master of Social Work.
About Elite Counselling & Consulting Services
Elite Counselling & Consulting Servcies was founded in early 2018, by Kameela Osman, MSW, RSW. Offering in-person session in downtown Bowmanville, as well as, offering virtual therapy Ontario wide. Since the opening of practice, psychotherapy / counselling services have been both in-person and online. In-person therapy can currently only be booked by connecting directly by phone or email. Virutal sessions can be booked using the booking button above.
In-person services are available at 93 King St. West, #201, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
Note on Using Extended Health Benefits
Psychotherapy services (individual or couples therapy) can be offered by different regulated practitioners, such as a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, etc. Some extended health benefit plans will cover psychotherapy by one practitioner but not another, for example offer coverage for a Registered Social Worker but not a Registered Psychotherapist or vice versa. Other plans will cover either. This isn’t by insurer but the plan your employer selects with the insurer.
If using extended health benefits, it’s the service users responsbility to ensure they have coverage for the selected therapist prior to session. Refunds will not be granted for services rendered. We don’t do direct billing, however receipts will have the practititioners registration number for insurance reimbursement, if eligible.
Further workshops and psycho-education groups are not considers psychotherapeutic and often aren’t eligible for extended health coverage.
Note our clinic works with ages 15+
For those struggling with their thoughts (overthinking, negative thinking, unwanted/intrusive thoughts, etc.). This can support motivation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and many other issues. Related training completed includes, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and more.
Perinatal (Pregnancy & Postpartum) Counselling
In the perinatal period, life transitions occur both around us and within ourselves. For many women it can lead to the onset of mental health issues. Even those without diagnoses can struggle with mental, emotional and relational wellness in this time. Kameela holds training specific to maternal mental health and is Perinatal Mental Health Certified, through postpartum support international. She offers support for general perinatal issues (including relationship support), as well as therapy relating to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
For tune ups, re-connection, pre-marital or pre-engaged support, as well as, recovering from affairs and betrayals. Both Kameela & Sarah have training in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy (Kameela-Level 1 & 2; Sarah- Level 1), further Kameela is trained in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and sex therapy for couples. Sarah has additional training in treating trauma and affairs in couples. They both blend this knowledge with other modalities of therapy (ex. CBT, ACT, etc) to better support relational needs.
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Counselling / Psychotherapy
When we’re caught up in struggle it can become all we see. It’s common to get overwhelmed by the suggestions of others, or online searching for something that may help. We may not know where to start but know, we don’t want to keep feeling, thinking, or living, as is.
Clinical Focus includes: Mindset Therapy; Perinatal (Pre-natal / Postpartum) Counselling; Couple Counselling
Workshops & Classes
Offering workshops & classes on topics such as mindfulness, parenting, relationships, anxiety, anger & more. Being pro-active with your mental wellness, benefits your overall health. Workshops are available online & in-person (Bowmanville & Greater Toronto Area).
Consulting & Supervision
If you notice you’re stuck, are in need of an outsider perspective or have too many balls to juggle, consultation services can help you! Kameela is also available to support individuals, agencies, and the community in other ways, for more information click learn more.